Celebrities call for end to violence against women and children

by 18 February 2023 Last updated at 17:52 PM

Many artists and celebreties join hands to call for an end to violence against women and children.
Many artists and celebreties join hands to call for an end to violence against women and children.

VTV.vn - More than 20 influencers, including singers, actors, actresses, MCs and TikTokers, attended “The Orange Team” programme in Hanoi on February 17, aiming to raise public awareness of gender violence, especially online violence.

The programme was held by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).

According to UN Women Representative to Vietnam Elisa Fernandez Saenz, study, work, entertainment and other activities on the Internet have become more popular in recent years due to COVID-19 pandemic. However, in addition to utilities, the cyberspace environment also has many potential risks of gender violence and unsafety for many users, especially women and children.

Evidence has shown that violence against women and girls on the internet or via the media can cause heavy consequences related to health, politics, society, and economics. Therefore, the improvement of knowledge regarding safety and gender equality in cyberspace has become more urgent and necessary than ever.

The UN Women Representative to Vietnam also affirmed that celebrities will play an important role in conveying messages of safety, equality and non-violence to the masses.

Therefore, following the success of “The Orange Team” in 2022, this year’s programme continues to feature the joint efforts from many influencers to spread the message of ending all forms of violence against women and children, especially via online space.

“The Orange Team” is an activity within the framework of the joint programme on “eliminating violence against women and children in Vietnam during the 2021-2025 period” that is conducted by three UN organisations including UN Women, UNICEF, and UNFPA and funded by the Australian Government.

In 2022, “The Orange Team” attracted the participation of more than 60 influencers and received over 4 million hits on social networking sites.


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